Video: Professor Talks Mississippi Election Impact
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) — Both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions are over. Now the new presidential nominees will have to focus on rallying more support.
The Magnolia State is traditionally conservative, but many people from both parties are still split on both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
MUW Political Science Professor Brian Anderson tells WCBI if the race continues to be hotly contested, it will help with voter turnout.
But Anderson says if it continues to be a muddy campaign, it could, in turn, keep people away from the polls.
“There is a concern that by November, things could be so bad with nasty TV ads and debates descending into name calling, and we learn very little about where the candidates stand on the meaningful issues, that people just throw their hands up in the air and say, ‘Why should I even take part in this?'” Anderson said.
Anderson adds Mississippians are looking for a candidate who cares about jobs, and good values.